Women's Basketball Hosts Boise State Tuesday

Nov. 26, 2001

Huskies Host Boise State Tuesday, Travel to Bay Area
Three non-conference games highlight UW schedule

Tues., Nov. 27: Boise State at Washington, 7 p.m., Bank of America Arena (10,000), Seattle

Fri., Nov. 29: UW at St. Mary's, 7 p.m., McKeon Pavilion (3,500), Moraga, Calif.

Sun., Dec. 2: UW at San Francisco, 2 p.m., Memorial Gym (5,400), San Francisco, Calif.

This Week
Washington (2-2) opens a three-game week at home against Boise State (1-2) at 7 p.m., Tues., Nov. 27. From there, the Huskies travel to the Bay Area for a meeting with a pair of West Coast Conference schools, at St. Mary's at 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30 and at University of San Francisco at 2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 2. Washington, coming off a loss in the championship game of the Seattle Times Classic, hopes to rebound with a win over sixth-year Husky head coach June Daugherty's former school. The Huskies own a record of 4-0 in meetings with the Broncos during Daugherty's tenure at UW and are 16-2 all-time versus BSU. Washington meets St. Mary's for just the second time, after the Huskies won the first meeting in Seattle last December. The game against San Francisco is the first for the Huskies since the two teams last met in 1985. Washington dropped out of the AP Top 25 and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll this week, after standing at No. 25 and No. 21, respectively, last week. The Huskies received votes in both Nov. 26 polls. Boise State, St. Mary's and USF are not ranked.

Listen to the Huskies
All Husky women's basketball games can be heard on the radio at KKNW 1150 am. Steve Sandmeyer is in his third season calling the action for Washington. Games can also be heard over the internet. Log on to www.gohuskies.com to find the link.

Projected Husky Starting Lineup

F    23- Emily Autrey    6-0    Jr.    Kennewick, Wash.     11.3 ppg, 2.3 rpgC    21- Andrea Lalum    6-4    So.    Bozeman, Mont.    13.3 ppg, 8.5 rpgG    22- Loree Payne    6-0    Jr.    Havre, Mont.    12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpgG    13- Giuliana Mendiola    5-11    So.    Lake Forest, Calif.    12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpgG    31- Gioconda Mendiola    5-6    So.    Lake Forest, Calif.    0.8 ppg, 1.3 prg

Schedule Changes
There have been some minor changes made to the 2001-02 schedule. The Jan. 19 game against Stanford at home has been changed to a 3:00 p.m. start for television coverage by Fox Sports Northwest. On Feb. 16 when the Huskies take on California in Berkeley, tip-off will be at 1:00 p.m., not 7 p.m., the original time slot. The Jan. 6 game against USC at home has been changed to a 7 p.m. tip on Jan. 6, instead of the orginal 1 p.m. time. The game was rescheduled due to a makeup game for the Seahawks, who are playing at Husky Stadium that afternoon.

Dawgbite: Washington's victory over Northeastern last week made sixth-year Husky head coach June Daugherty the second-winningest coach at Washington. Daugherty, who led the Huskies to their furthest point in the NCAA tournament last year, has a record of 83-68 (.551) at Washington. Former coach Chris Gobrecht, who led the Huskies from 1985-96, is the leader with 243 wins against 89 losses in her tenure. Daugherty is the seventh women's head basketball coach at Washington. She passed Kathie Neir (1975-79) when she moved to No. 2.

Weekend Recaps
Game 4 - Nov. 24, 2001
Santa Clara 71, at No. 25 Washington 56 - Tammy Annas scored 21 points to lead Santa Clara to a 71-56 victory over No. 25 Washington in the championship game of the Seattle Times Husky Classic on Saturday night.Santa Clara (3-1) combined outside shooting and solid defense to beat the tournament hosts. The Broncos shot 10-for-18 from 3-point range, and held the Huskies' leading scorer, Giuliana Mendiola, to only five points on 2-of-12 shooting. Mendiola did not score until 8:22 remained in the game. Annas, the tournament MVP, shot 7-for-10 and finished with nine rebounds. In the tournament, Annas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and four assists. Washington (2-2) was led by Emily Autrey's 18 points. Andrea Lalum had 13 with nine rebounds. Quinn Thomas added 13 points, and Kendra Rhea had a game-high 10 rebounds for Santa Clara. The Broncos made five of their first six attempts from 3-point range and charged to a 22-17 lead. Washington trailed 29-21 at the half. The Huskies shot 28 percent over the first 20 minutes and did not score over the final 6:55 of the half. The Huskies' last lead was 16-15 at the 11:15 mark of the first half. The Huskies played without freshman guard Kayla Burt, who sustained a stress fracture in her left foot and will be out four to six weeks.

Game 3 - Nov. 23, 2001at No. 25 Washington 81, Northeastern 42 - Junior Emily Autrey scored 11 of her 15 points in the first half to lead No. 25 Washington to an 81-42 victory over Northeastern in the first round of the Seattle Times Husky Classic on Friday night. Loree Payne scored 14 points, Giuliana Mendiola 12, and Kellie O'Neill 10 to give June Daugherty her 83rd victory as coach of Washington (2-1). Washington had lost its last two home openers, but improved to 22-6 in those games with the victory. Genny Caruso and Francesca Vanin each scored nine points for Northeastern (1-2), which struggled with its shots and was outrebounded 45-26. Joi Jefferson's layup with 14:37 to play in the first half cut Washington's lead to 11-5, but Northeastern failed to score for the next six minutes. Washington went on 15-0 run and took a 26-5 advantage. Caruso ended Northeastern's scoring drought with a 20-foot jumper. Northeastern shot only 19 percent from the floor in the first half, and that led to a 40-16 deficit at intermission.

Injury Update: Freshman guard Kayla Burt has a stress fracture in her left foot and will be out four to six weeks. She did not play in the Santa Clara game. All other Huskies are healthy entering the week.

Memorials: The Washington basketball team is wearing a black memorial stripe on their uniforms this season. The stripe, which has the number 16 on it, is in memory of the 16 Husky fans who lost their lives in a plane crash in Mexico Sept. 12, 2001. The fans were on a side-trip of a Husky fan cruise to the Miami-Washington football game that was originally scheduled for Sept. 15. In addition, the team is wearing an American flag on the back of their jerseys to remember victims of the events of Sept. 11.

The Boise State Series
The Huskies and Broncos have met 18 times and Washington holds a commanding 16-2 lead in the series ... BSU's last win came back in the 1992-93 series when Washington opened its season with an 82-78 loss at Boise, when the Broncos were coached by June Daugherty ... Daugherty, now in her sixth season at Washington, was the head coach at BSU from 1989-96 ... Broncos finished with a record of 12-17 last year ... Huskies won the last meeting, 82-62, in Boise.

Top Turnarounds
Washington had several impressive turnarounds last year. First and foremost was the Pac-10 swing, from an 8-22 record and ninth place finish in 1999-00, to a 22-10 overall record, 12-6 conference mark and a share of the Pac-10 championship in 2001. The conference swing was the greatest in league history. It was also the second-best turnaround in the country, from one season to the next (behind Baylor). Washington also posted the second-largest turnaround in home game attendance from one year to the next. The Huskies drew 2,338 fans per game in 2000 and saw that number jump to 4,179 per game in 2001. Overall, Washington stood 19th in the country in average attendance.

In the Polls
Here is a look at Washington's rankings through the season: AP USA Today/Coaches'Preseason 19 17Nov. 19 25 21Nov. 26 votes votes

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